• 22.05.2018
  • Air, RUAG MRO International
  • Media release

RUAG fulfills 8C check on Bombardier Global Express XRS combined with communication technology upgrade

RUAG Aviation recently completed an 8C check on a Bombardier Global Express XRS to full customer satisfaction. The downtime for the heavy maintenance inspection was optimized and included an upgrade to Satcom and WiFi communication technology. The project was completed at the aircraft services provider’s facilities at Munich-Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. RUAG Aviation is a Bombardier Authorized Service Center....

“Customers have the opportunity to enhance their aircraft’s productivity, even during the downtimes required by heavy maintenance inspections like this 8C check,” states Ralf Ott, Senior Manager Sales & Customer Support. “Combining the scheduled visit with additional services from our one-stop shop portfolio is a very real and effective way to save time and costs while also developing further passenger options to enhance growth,” he explains further.

Seeking to upgrade the communication technology configuration available on their Bombardier Global Express XRS, the customer specifically chose SwiftBroadband (SBB) to ensure continuous global coverage in both the cabin and cockpit, as well as a new WiFi router installation with Global VT and XStream for seamless device interfacing. RUAG relied on in-house engineering expertise to tailor the solutions to the specific aircraft as well as enable additional personalized options.

RUAG is uniquely positioned to support Bombardier business aircraft at their Center of Excellence for Bombardier jets at the Munich location. “We have been servicing Bombardier aircraft for 37 years now. Our customers benefit from our accumulated expertise on all services related to their Bombardier business jets, as well as our thorough engineering skills,” confirms Volker Wallrodt, Senior Vice President Business Jets, Dornier 228 & Components, RUAG Aviation. “We encourage our customers to take advantage of scheduled heavy maintenance inspections to enhance the aircraft’s value, performance, comfort and convenience.”

RUAG Aviation in Munich specializes in offering one-stop shop business aircraft solutions. All required services are performed within one single downtime, suiting individual customer schedules. The comprehensive portfolio of aircraft support solutions includes line, base and heavy maintenance checks, cabin interior restyling and refurbishment, avionics and system upgrades, component services, aircraft painting, pre-purchase inspections, AOG, FBO, and support and consulting.


RUAG Aviation is a leading supplier, support provider and integrator of systems and components for civil and military aviation worldwide.

Servicing aircraft and helicopters throughout their entire life cycle, the company’s core competencies include maintenance, repair and overhaul services, upgrades, and the development, manufacturing and integration of subsystems.

RUAG is an authorized service center for OEMs of renown, such as Airbus Helicopters, Bell, Bombardier, Cirrus, Diamond, Dassault Aviation, Embraer, Leonardo, Piaggio, Sikorsky, Textron Aviation, and Piper, as well as a service center for 328 Support Services, Viking and MD Helicopters. RUAG Aviation is also a partner to the Swiss Armed Forces and other international air forces.

The company is also the manufacturer (OEM) of the Dornier 228, a versatile aircraft for special missions, as well as passenger and cargo operations.

RUAG Aviation is an approved Part 21/J EASA Design Organization, Part 21/G EASA Production Organization, and Part 145 EASA Maintenance Organization.